what I understand is that hard oils are (like coco butters, Shea butters, Palm and coconut) trace faster which make it more difficult to make CP soap with swirls and designs.
can you please guide us if I want make soap with swirls and designs that doesn't have additives and FO:
I heard that APPLE CIDER VINEGAR can be used to make Shampoo bars by replacing the water with VINEGAR to dissolve the NaOH.
but i am confused how it will work as VINEGAR is Acid substance and NaOH is alkaline !! so mixing the NaOH with VINEGAR will remove the alkaline which is necessary to...
I have made charcoal and honey soap, the ingredients were as follows:
Coconut Oil, 76 deg
everything was going great and i made the oil measures correctly as per above.
by mistake, i deleted the palm oil from the...
I read in this thread and other threads that while curing the soap:
you shouldnt put it on Metal and room shouldnt be hot. Why for both?
what is the suitable temperature we are talking about? the room I am curing the soap can reach to 104 or even more.
confirmed .. the essential oil is the reason.
I tried a batch with and a batch without.
the batch with got crumbled and riced as mentioned before.
I usually add the flagrance oil after reached the light trace,
i will try next time to mix it with the oils and see if that works.,
Since I live in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, the choices are limited.
as I mentioned before, the vegetable shortening available has the below ingredients.
if I am going to include it in SoapCalc.net., under which "Oils, Fats and Waxes" I should include it?
I totally agree. but my point as "new soapers", we need a startup recipes to work with. or at least basic ingredients.
when I was introduced to SoapCalc.net, I thought of using the INC and Iodine as a benchmark for the recipe.
now again i am back to block one and need to look again for new way...
Thanks for your quick responses .. the recipe i was doing as attached .. I am doing CP Soaps and added charcoal to give it black color and use the soap for body.
the fragrance is Japaneses cherry blossom.
I am doing cold process soap.
Every time I am adding the fragrance/essential oil to soap i am getting the same problem where the mixture start to crumble and oil start to come on the surface after pouring.
Any ideas ?